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supreme court, and public policy events in washington, d.c. and around the country. c-span is brought to you by your cable or satellite provider. today in the british house of commons, scottish national party leader ian blackford objected to how the government was handling brexit and the future role of the scottish parliament. his prote led to his removal from the chamber, and a walk-out by fellow snp members. here's that part of the session. >> ian blackford. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the prime minister gave a commitment that she would treat scotland as part of the union of equals. yet last night she pressed ahead with a power grab in direct opposition to scotland's elected
parliament. the prime minister silenced scotland's voice. having broken cutional ti and plunged scotland into constitutional crisis. will the prime minister now commit to bringing forward emergency legislation so that the wheel of the scottish parliament can be heard and more importantly, respected? >> can i say to the right honorable gentleman that we do expect that toutcome, and it will happen that the out come of the whole process of brexit is going to be a significant increase in the decision-making it is not the case that this is in any way a power grab. we've over 80 areas of responsibility, of decision-making, are going to flow direct to holly rude. only the snp could say that getting 80 areas more where they're going to take decisions
was a power grab. >> if he wants to be concerned about the process this house has followed in relation to the legislation, his real question should be why it was the labour party who maneuvered last night, used procedural maneuvers to ensure there was no debate about the amendments referred to on scotland. >> ian blackford. >> mr. speaker, i really d hope that the people of scotland listen very carefully to what the prime minister said. because the reality of the tu is the powers that are enshrined under the scotland act of 1998 are being grabbed back by this -- [ crowd noise/inaudible ] it is a power grab and the mp from scotland were not given the courtesy of even debating it last night. it's an outrage. the people of scotland will not be disrespected by this parliament. mr. speaker, under the circumstances, given the disrespect that's shown, i have
got no option but to ask that this house now sits in private. >> i'm not hearing that at this time, and i'm not obliged to do so is my clear understanding. order, order. the right honorable gentleman can resume his seat. i'll take advice, but i don't think i'm obliged to hear that at this time. what i'd say to the right honorable gentleman is, i think the standing order requires that the matter be put, if it is to be put forthwith -- order, order -- it might be for the convenience of the house, for the matter to be addressed at the conclusion of prime minier's questions. and if the right honorable gentleman had not signalled h intention to me to do this now -- order, order!
i'm always grateful for the moral support from the member of from brox bury from a sedentary position, i realize it's done from my benefit, but i think i can handle the matter. we could have the vote now -- order -- we could have a vote now, or it could be taken at the end. if the honorable gentleman wishes to indicate a desire to conduct such a vote now, so be it. >> i beg to move. i beg to move. >> well, my advice, i've had a mixed sequence of advice is that -- order, order! my view is that it's better for the vote to be conduct -- order! my view is that it's better for the vote to be conducted at the conclusion of questions to the prime minister. no, i'm not -- order, order, order. i always admit the maximum number of votes and division says as the gentleman should
know from his experience in the house, but i hope he will trust me they know of what i speak. there can be a division, and it will be at the end of this session, not now. that is the end of the matter. the prime minister. >> mr. speaker, might i ask -- >> no, no, i'm not debate -- resume your seats, resume your seats. mr. blackford, no, you're not moving anything. resume your seat, young man. resume your seat me seat. resume your seat. no, resume your seat. mr. blackford -- order, order! order! the house will have heard very clear orr,lease. the house will have heard very clearly my acceptance that there can be a vote on this metatter
order! mr. linden, i say to you, and i say it in the kindest possible spirit, don't tell me what the espred of this house are. i'm telling you that there can be a vote at the end of this session and not now. i'm not -- no, no! mr blackford, order, order, order! under the -- under the -- order! order! resume your seat, mr. blackford. under the power given to me by standing order number in light of the persistent and repeated refusal of the right honorable gentleman to resume his seat when so instructed, i order the right honorable gentleman to withdraw
order. you're a very jocular fellow, but you're a little overexcitable today. calm. long time to go. i say, order! i said only to the house order! i say only to the house, what a pity, because tre are scottish national members of parliament who have questions on the order paper. and as colleagues know, i alway ke get to the end of the order paper. they would have had their chance, and they've lost that chance by their own choice. >> prime minister's questions airs live every wednesday at 7:00 a.m. eastern time on c-span 2. you can watch this week's session in its entirety sunday night 9:00 eastern on c-span or watch any time at c-span.org.
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